Bromley has suffered from Ken Livingstone’s meddling with planning powers and there have been constant arguments particularly with regard to the higher planning densities demanded by Livingstone. The most popular view in Bromley is to declare “independence” and re-join Kent, rather than London.
I believe that local Councils should decide local planning policy, yes consult and work with their residents, but not have high targets imposed on them without due regard to the local environment.
Bromley, particularly the town centre, is, like many town centres suffering from “commuter criminals”. This is a new phenomenon where young gangs are abusing their free bus passes travelling to an area where they are not known and not only terrorising other passengers on the way, but also causing criminal damage at their chosen destination, before using public transport to escape detection.
Sorry Ken, Free bus travel for school is fine, but this privilege stops at 7.00pm